The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 89 106 81
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -25
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 3 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.31% 0.24% 0.97%
As % of the System Software category 2.17% 2.54% 14.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 10
Average salary £50,875 £80,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.40% +113.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,675 £68,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,675 £80,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -8.69%
VMware ESX
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

System Software Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
138 118 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 14.39% 9.59% 6.87%
Number of salaries quoted 131 99 76
Average salary £32,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

VMware ESX
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the Kent region.

VMware ESX Salary Trend in Kent

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VMware ESX.

1 10 (100.00%) HP
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
1 10 (100.00%) SAN
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
1 10 (100.00%) vSphere
2 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (60.00%) CentOS
3 6 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (60.00%) IBM
3 6 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (60.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (40.00%) Wireless
4 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (40.00%) iSCSI
4 4 (40.00%) NAS
4 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) DFS Replication
5 3 (30.00%) XenApp
5 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) SLA
6 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VMware ESX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) SAN
2 4 (40.00%) Wireless
2 4 (40.00%) iSCSI
2 4 (40.00%) NAS
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (60.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 6 (60.00%) Linux Administrator
1 6 (60.00%) Administrator
2 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Network Specialist
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Specialist
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Citrix Specialist
5 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
1 6 (60.00%) CentOS
1 6 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) vSphere
2 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (40.00%) DFS Replication
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) XenApp
5 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) HP
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (60.00%) IBM